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It’s finally here. The day you’ve been dreaming and planning for forever. The night before you hardly slept. You’re surrounded by all your girls, your hair and makeup are being done, and you hear your photographer arriving. After scrolling Instagram and Pinterest looking at flat lays, ring shots, and dress photos you cannot wait to […]

Wedding Planning

5 Things Your Photographer Needs From You


Stephanie and Elias are the type of people who make you feel like you’ve known them forever (even though I’ve known them for less than a year). Stephanie reached out to me to photograph their engagement session and we instantly hit it off. I love when I am able to photograph a client for both […]


Dreamy Outdoor Romance, Cherry Creek – Wedding


I know, I know. The majority of my engagement sessions this past summer were shot at Stoney Creek Metro Park. I can’t help that this park is the perfect location! Stephanie and Dean wanted romantic, outdoorsy vibes on their shoot so where better to go than Stoney Creek? At their pre-session consultation, Stephanie told me […]


Moody Romance, Stoney Creek Metro Park – Engagement Session


What’s your number one wedding day must-have? A wedding timeline. Maybe I’m a bit neurotic when it comes to planning and organizing (I blame it on my former career as a project manager), but with the amount of people involved in your big day, having a timeline will make everything so much calmer. Think of […]

Wedding Planning

5 Wedding Timeline Tips


They love to play cards. Their bedtime is 9 p.m. They love music about love, exploring little towns, and hanging out in coffee shops. These are my kinda people. Chad and Eileen were such a pleasure to work with. Not only do we have a lot in common (as mentioned above), but I love a […]


Whimsical Picnic, Stoney Creek Metro Park – Engagement Session


6 hours of coverage? 12 hours of coverage? Full day? Half day? What does it all mean! As you’ve probably noticed throughout your wedding planning process, photography package prices are often determined by hours of coverage. Many photographers do this to quantify their services. Less hours = less photos = less editing time later. Personally, […]

Wedding Planning

How Many Hours Should You Book Your Wedding Photographer For?


You know how tax-people are always so slammed from like January – April? And then once Tax Day is over, they all breathe a collective sigh of relief because now they can stop working crazy hours until next year’s tax season? To be honest, I actually hang out with any “tax-people” myself nor do I […]

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September Round Up – Detroit, Michigan


Do you really need an engagement session? This is a question that I know brides struggle with. You already have a million things on your wedding to-do list, most photographers charge extra for an engagement shoot (luckily, I don’t!), and your groom might be dragging his feet over getting his pictures taken. So, no wonder you’re questioning […]

Wedding Planning

Do You Really Need an Engagement Session?


You know what they say…there’s a first time for everything. Well, this was the first time I’ve ever literally gotten ants in my pants on a photoshoot. And if I had the chance to do it all again I would say, “heck yes!!”   “I knew I liked them the second they told me their […]


Adventure is Out There, Stoney Creek Metropark – Engagement Session


A mother-daughter dance where everyone joined in. A tear-jerking, surprise slideshow during the mother-son dance. Several blessing filled speeches. This wedding was so full of love, family, and happiness. I first met Nicole a few months prior to her wedding at a coffee shop. Unfortunately, Mike couldn’t make it to the consultation, and they were […]


Classic Michigan Romance, Cherry Creek – Wedding